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CNBC
Jan 30, 2013 7:00pm EST
? the private economy did well up 3.4%. it was the government economy that fell. i would like to see us finishing the spending cuts of the government. shrink the government more. grow the private economy by 5%. that is my vision. now there is more bad news for new jersey senator bob menendez as the fbi raids the offices of one of his close financial backers. will it present key evidence in the alleged prostitution scandal surrounding the senator. it's all unconfirmed but the potential legal fallout is huge. >>> israel takes no chances. the air force launches two air strikes in syria preventing the assad regime from transporting chemicals and weapons of mass destruction to hezbollah. if the red line is crossed israel will attack again. we cover it all. "the kudlow report" begins now. first up we learned today the fourth quarter gdp fell slightly, much to everybody's surprise. so the white house is blaming republicans for the fiscal tax cliff and the spending sequester which i think is hilarious. they invented the sequester. we have had tax, spend and regulate policies for four years. why
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm EST
of this administration. it's the norm because the economy collapsed. we all remember that the economy collapsed. and to withdraw federal spending from a collapsing economy is only to make things worse. the economic collapse created these deficits, and as the economy recovers, we can draw this will down. now, there's not aagreement on that. some have preached austerity as the way forward when the economy coul lapses. -- collapses of the and when this withstand, there was lively debate between those who support that would be more sensible than austerity. we're past us a started and now into experience much the experience of foreign countries belies that austerity works when economies are collapse ago. from spain to greece, european countries that responded to the economic downturn by slashing their budgets are suffering from shrinking economies and persistent double-digit unemployment rates. a recent i.m.f. report estimates that budget austerity in a weak economy might actually inflict significant harm and have a much lower-than-expected effect on the deficit, consistent with the observations in
FOX Business
Feb 4, 2013 9:20am EST
are off 80, pushing us. let's go back to the economy. president obama and harry reid wants to tax the rich more. more revenue, they say. that means higher taxes. saying his policies will cause the economy to grow. this year. joining us from nashville. art laffer. what you say, if we raise taxes more this year, are we going to grow the economy stronger? >> we can do something, if we broaden the tax base dramatically and lower rates, we can really get the economy growing, but i don't think that is what he is talking about. he is just talking about rubbing the base. stuart: you take money away from a certain group of people and spread it around to the others. >> i don't think we need more taxes, stuart. and by the way, the point harry reid makes, which is correct as far as the senate goes, they were elected to the senate and obama was reelected, but so was the house numbers. the house numbers were elected on their policies as well, 235 republicans, they were not elected to increase spending and push higher tax rates is and they control the house. so using this political argument is a fault, i
CNBC
Jan 29, 2013 7:00pm EST
have 11 million people in this country undocumented. that is not good for this country or the economy. that is not going to disappear. we have to face that reyagity. i say, i like senator vitter on many issues. i disagree on this issue. i think we start taxing these people. they are already benefiting from the social serve thes and encase system. so let's tax them. from a security point of view, this is helpful and i think that this is not an amnesty. you are letting people go of a crime. these people are going to have are to pay taxes and crimes. i cthink it is a brilliant program. the only thing stopping it is president obama if he does not agree to it. >> if this does not have border security in it. the republican party, to me, if you give the free flow of immigration for workers, there can still be border security, there could be -- right? anybody who wants to come for legitimate reason ares wants to come. >> right. >> larry, can i ask a question? >> what i want to say, all right i'll direct it tow. the gop should be the party of growth and opportunity and the party of entrepreneu
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
programs. a lot of these visa programs, especially when the economy's doing really well and there's a lot of jobs available in the country, they fill up pretty quickly. visas for high-skill immigrants , the tech really wants that, wants more of those. you also have the h-2-b visas for foreign workers kind of for nonagricultural seasonal businesses. and you also have the h-2-a visa program which is mostly for agricultural workers. all these visa programs either have an arbitrary cap or are not being used that widely. basically that what businesses is want is they want to adjust these programs to the market so they can kind of rise and fall with demand. >> we thank you for your time today. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> if you go to most american hivetry textbooks i would also make you a bet, if you go back to the textbooks you had in high high school, you can take me up on my bet, but my bet with you is that in your american history textbooks in high school, if you go to the index, you will find no mention
MSNBC
Jan 29, 2013 3:00pm PST
of a shadowy economy for too long. husbands and wives are afraid to be torn apart. children are afraid their parents will be deported. our lawmakers should finally bring them into the light. joining me now is richard wolffe and victoria defrancesco soto. let me go to you. immigration reform is now inches closer to what is happening. is this true in your opinion that we are seeing what is actually inching closer and closer into reality? >> reverend, it won't be easy, but i do believe it will happen. this is a very strong initiative that we see being put forward by both the bipartisan senate committee and by the president. and it is so strong. because it is a piece of legislation that has learned from the mistakes of the past two immigration reforms. so in 1965, the heart seller act focussed on family reunification but ignored workers and the need for workers to come to the u.s. that's really the main route of documented immigration today. with the immigration reforming control act, it put forward employer sanctions. but it had no teeth. so we saw the big failures of both of these immigr
FOX News
Feb 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
prices. they're increasing sides that europe's economy is getting better. got some good earnings reports from some of the big companies. no matter what they want you do believe -- for today, at least -- the economy is looking up. i'm shepard smith. see you back here tonight on fox report. you'll be all right. [screaming] >> well, like the sequel to a 1950s horror film, only is this fly going to stick? welcome. i'm stewart in for neil cavuto. remember this, that fiscal cliff deal, huge amount in tax hikes. not much in the way of spending cuts. are we about to see the sequel? the president is calling on congress to pass another quick fix to avert those automatic spending cuts he originally signed off on, kicking in march 1 income, and this includes new tax revenues. the former south carolina senator jim demint says we have seen how the movie ins and it's not go. okay, jim, spell it out. more tacks and not so many spending cuts. what's the result? >> you have to scratch your head. the federal government will receive historically high tax revenues this year, yet we've double spending. it's a
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 3:00am PST
a new set of challenges after the commerce department reported yesterday that the nation's economy shrank for the first time since the great recession. >> how did that happen? >> well, government data shows the gross domestic product contracted at a .1% rate in the fourth quarter of 2012. it was the first decline since 2009. it put the white house on the defensive after months of touting steady job growth. >> there's more work to do, and our economy is facing a major headwind which goes to your point, and that's republicans in congress. talk about letting the sequester kick in, as though that were an acceptable thing belies where republicans were on this issue not that long ago, and it makes clear, again, that this is political brinksmanship of the kind that results in one primary victim, and that's american taxpayers, the american middle class. >> okay. what do you think is going on there, joe? >> i think what's going on is that we have spent more money as a government over the past four years than we have in the history of the republic. added $6 trillion in debt. and we have just
FOX News
Feb 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
the economy, they say, is starting to turn around. what is going on here? we will bring in the senior business correspondent and anchor of bulls & bears. thank you for joining us. this number, then, is increasing. in fact, two years ago, 42 percent of retirees were putting off retirement. why the increase? >> it has been -- we have been getting more gray as a workforce because people have longer life spans and they have better health. we have switched from defined pension benefits to more risky 401(k) plans for people who have worked longer. the last two years was a dramatic jump leaving us to think it is something to do with the economy. people have been drawing down the 401(k)'s and into their savings because they have lost jobs and the value of homes are going down. the storm now is back where it was before the big financial meltdown in 2008 but, however, there is a feeling of insecurity. that is what is driving people to stay in the workforce longer. >>heather: home prices are rising now, and you mention the stock which has turned around if now. so, with the economy possibly rebounding, ho
FOX News
Feb 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
work in national security or education or clean energy, not to mention the growth of the entire economy should be in jeopardy because folks in washington couldn't come together. >> all right, the cbo estimated today in the fiscal 2013 budget $850 billion will be the deficit and we looked at the charts. people will argue, probably the man here, that it's going to be down in the long term because of increased revenues, economic growth, sequester, higher taxes. but kimberly, if you look to 2013, it shoots back up. how can the president hold a press conference when he talks about cuts using the word smaller. >> there's so much shrinkage. the problem is the middle class is the working poor. that's what's the norm. people are so used to it now they don't realize it should be fixed. we could focus on cutting back on spending, thinking about how to stimulate jobs and the economy. we're so used to the stagnation, it's become acceptable and people aren't critical enough to say there's a better way to do this and a smarter financial way to make sense. >> is this the new normal? before we get to th
MSNBC
Feb 3, 2013 9:00am PST
. >>> in his weekly address, president obama gave an upbeat outlook for the economy this year. >> we are poised to grow in 2013. the real signs of progress, home prices are starting to climb again. sales are at a five-year high. manufacturing is roaring back. businesses created $2.2 million jobs last year. we just learned our economy created more jobs over the past few months than originally thought. >> joining me is elijah cummings. sir, nice to see you. thanks for joining me. it was a mixed bag for the economy. the gdp detracted but there were good numbers in the report. listening to the president, he sounded optimistic. how do you see the economy? >> i see the economy as being fragile. but definitely moving in the right direction. alex, it's why we have to be so careful with regard to what we do in congress. a lot of the problems that could come about with regard to gdp is a result of the public and business feeling a certain level of uncertainty. we have to make -- we have to do what we are supposed to do in congress, come to reasonable decisions. we have to have some cuts. those cuts have
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 7:00pm PST
as we expected. >> the economy is tanking. >> remember the shovel-ready jobs that weren't shovel ready. >> shovel ready was not as shovel ready as we expected. >> we have had four years of the obama economy. it hasn't worked. >> it's been tanking for four years. >> the worst the jobs council did was very helpful. >> the jobs council that didn't embrace the president's jobs program is when you have to say, what are they up to. >> jobs council -- >> a number of ideas was acted on by this administration. as part of the president's overall commitment to job creation and economic growth. >> shovel ready was not as ready as shovel ready as we expected. >> as it turns out he had a whole bunch of business people that were trying to be good enough to get a food goodies from the president. >> you are more concerned with meetings than progress. >> there haven't been the recovery. now, we have the fourth quarter where the economy shrank. it contracted. >> greta: now what? ron johnson joins us, republican senator. i may be one of the few that it's not a big deal because i thought it was a silly pho
CNBC
Feb 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
will not hurt this economy. let's not push our luck. republicans will block it. we'll be right back. ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. >>> stock market correction today. i still believe rising profits and an easy fed will keep the bull market going -- at least until the president tax bombs us to death again. that's what obama said before the super bowl yesterday which could be the real reason the markets sold off today. another big tax hike on investors. here now is dave goldman from fixed income research at bank of america, president of macro strategy and don luskin chief investment officer at. you get all wound up in the europeans thing, the prime minister may have been on the take for construction money. what do i know? why do i care about that? that doesn't mean anything to me. >> i agree. spain is not a systemic threat. it's too small to bring the rest of europe down. we have asian centered
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm EST
to economies of scale. retirement income options would be current and former employees that have little incentive to do so. our defined contribution system is not perfect, but there's other things to make it substantively better. in conclusion we can increase coverage by creating a low-cost mechanism for small employers can benefit from the east of payroll deduction to fund a retirement savings account. we can encourage employers and ways for higher employer contribution rates. third, we can limit plant them for three can encourage the adoption of annuity options. thank you. >> thank you, dr. madrian. ask around the five-minute questions. i want you to know we are looking at the leakage problem and something i've become more aware of and hopefully this committee will be looking at the shortly. let me ask you -- share this retirement plan, a key open issue is that the contribution rate should be. those who have been working on developing this plan have thought about it not for social security between employer to give you contribution was some low threshold employer match and allowing an
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 8:00pm EST
. two wars come to an economy in, traditional alliances fraying, are diplomatic standing damaged, and around the world people questioning america's commitments to core values and their ability to maintain our global leadership. that was my inbox on day one as your secretary of state. today conclave the world remains a dangerous and complicated place and of course we still face many difficult challenges. but a lot has changed in the last four years. under president obama's leadership we have ended the war in iraq, begun a transition in afghanistan and brought osama bin laden to justice. we have also revitalized american diplomacy and strengthen our alliances. and while our economic recovery is not yet complete, we are heading in the right direction. in short, america today is stronger at home and more respected in the world. and our global leadership is on firmer footing than many predicted. to understand what we have been trying to do these last four years, it's helpful to start with some history. last year i was honored to deliver the forest all lecture at the naval academy name
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 7:00am EST
of the economy and financial crisis, that is what we are asking about you this morning, if the financial crisis has delayed those plants for you. give us a call. robert, clinton, md., you are on, sir. caller: 401k, in the early part of november my three kids were named the beneficiaries. we did all the paperwork. here it is, since february 4, and i have not got the money yet. the company that has the 401k, first of all, you cannot find them. i work in the credit union. they would not give you any information about the company that had the 401k. here it is, the fourth, and they still have not got the money. you have got to wait a long time to get your money. host: tell us a little bit about your plans, because of the limbo you are in. what does that mean for you? caller how it means i have to be very careful about four hope -- 401k. if something happened to me, i would release the money to my kids or something like that. if they needed it right away, they could get it, but they still have not received the money. i still do not know how these things work. because of the interest, i do not know. t
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 10:00am EST
, is unconscionable. when we turn this economy around, and it will rebound, we need to end hunger now. we may not be able to wipe out all disease, we probably can't eliminate war, but we have the resources, we know what it takes. we need to muster the will to end hunger once and for all. hunger is a political condition. it's important to point out that even though 50 million people were food insecure, the vast majority had a safety net that prevented them from actually starving. that safety ned is called the supplement -- that safety net is called snap. snap is a program that provides low-income families with food they otherwise could not afford to buy. more than 75 million families relied on snap to provide food for their families. it is a lifeline for these 47 million people who struggle to make ends meet. i don't deny this is a big number, but it's a big number because it's a big problem. mr. speaker, america's hunger problem will be dramatically worse without snap. just imagine what this country would look like if we didn't have the safety net that snap provides for low-income families in
FOX Business
Jan 29, 2013 12:00am EST
they got the majority in the 2010 election. >> it's the economy. liz: david and gains. david: cheryl casone, good to have you here. thank you so much. melissa: i am melissa francis and here's what is "money" tonight. it could be the next california. how close is the breaking point and can the taxman save it? the power panel breaks it down. plus, he's in what is going on in salt lake city lately? a group of doctors declared a health emergency warning premature birth and miscarriag miscarriages. the group's leader joins us with the diagnosis. and unusual hand drawn top nba recruits three high-stakes poker tournament. not sure they make great executives. the man behind the plan joins us exclusively to lay out his cards. even when they say this not, it is all about money. so tonight we start with a huge hit to illinois, the critic has been knocked down from an aide to an a- from credit rating agency. now tied with illinois the lowest rating in the country. is our country going down the drain one state at a time, in what state is next? partner along with charles payne payne. i think that is abe
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
spending, we can't just cut our way to prosperity. our economy right now is headed in the right direction. and it will stay that way as long as there aren't anymore self-inflicted wounds. >> that was president obama this afternoon calling on congress to delay automatic defense and spending cuts that go in to effect in three weeks. talking $85 billion this year alone. more than a trillion dollars over the next decade. the president warned of a major hit to jobs and economy on march 1st if washington doesn't act. republicans quick to pounce ahead of the planned speech. don't look now, america, but your president is proposing another short-term fix for the economy and the spending problem. joining us now in the guest spot is msnbc contributor howard fineman. howard, so in the president's statement today he revived basically the broad framework for about the 47,000th time called the grand bargain and offered up basically in the summer of 2011 and the run-up to the debt ceiling, and in the run-up to the fiscal cliff, excuse me, about a month idago, this idea of $600 billion in new revenue and
MSNBC
Jan 29, 2013 3:00am PST
't come back in. dealing with that is a critical component. >> that's a part of it. this economy cannot function without people to do the jobs americans won't do. >> quickly, with that said, we would be fooling ourselves this morning if we didn't look at this immigration debate and understand there might not be a tinge of the gun debate involved where you have people in new york and people in washington and people at the networks and national newspapers all supporting this and even a lot of the leaders inside washington d.c. where the rest of america is a bit more wary and skeptical. if you don't believe that, go to the conservative websites, the national review, go to several others. the "wall street journal" says it is a promising framework and i think it is. there are a lot of conservative outlets that have yet to weigh in on this aggressively. they will start that now. the phone calls will start the congressional offices and just like the gun debate, you will have people energized who want this bill killed and congress will get 10-1 calls against this immigration bill and they have
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 7:00am EST
, the budget was lower than when he came in. that is the story now. how did he do that? did the economy grow a lot? unemployment was below 5%. the budget was balanced because of his own parsimony. how did he manage to make the budget go lower? how did that help the economy? it was a lot, he got the government out of the way of the economy. >> the life of the 30th president of the united states, "coolidge," on sunday, 8:00, on q&a. >> "washington journal" continues. host: we are back with congressman mcdermott, the ranking democrat on the house subcommittee. let me read to you from "the national journal bailey," and what they had to say about sequestration -- national journal daily," and what they had to say about sequestration. host: true, accurate reporting? caller: -- guest: as far as what i can tell, that is exactly what is happening. unfortunately for the american people, the leadership on the republican side is still acting as though the election never occurred. they have got to except that the people have said that they once what obama is doing. they reelected him overwhelmingly. and t
ABC
Feb 3, 2013 8:00am PST
's not as if latinos say immigration is my top issue, the economy is their top issue. if they don't do this, republicans could make themselves the minority party for the next generation. >> two things, one is this is not -- we're not going to deport the people who are already here. we're not actually going to reverse this. the fact of immigration is going to happen, the question about what we'll do about border control, some of that in these proposals but in any case that's almost a separate issue. one is regularizing the status of people here, basically making them legal, bringing them under labor law, all of that, how could you really be against that? it's, you know, got to be good for everybody to do that. the republican party has a problem. the leadership understands that they cannot -- they're doomed if they are only the party of old white people, to put it bluntly. the problem is their base is old white people, and so the rank and file, which answers to base, which doesn't fear democrats but does fear tea party challengers may not go along, but this is clearly -- there's no possible -
FOX Business
Feb 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
is expected to call the growing number of these chinese cyber attacks and threats to the u.s. and its economy. now, this report will come after these hacking incident at the "washington post," new york times and the "wall street journal". they are all suspected of coming from china. as you mentioned, twitter said friday that extremely sophisticated hackers from an unidentified place may have stolen user names, e-mail addresses, and passwords of 250,000 customers. the u.s. has made the low price rise in negotiations with china to stop this kind of backing, which it denies it is behind. >> they are our number one adversary whether you thing militarily in the cyber demean from an economic standpoint, you could economic espionage, one of our biggest threats. china remains that from a private sector standpoint, no doubt that they are going to deny it. >> now the u.s. is considering new economic and diplomatic steps to fight chinese checking according to the financial times that will include more information sharing between washington and private companies. more intelligence information to protect
FOX Business
Feb 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
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MSNBC
Jan 30, 2013 8:00am PST
on that hostage situation. we switch gears to talk about the u.s. economy and it shrank a tenth of a percent, the first time in three and a half years. >>> thousands of residents are in the dark of severe storms and help is on the way for millions impacted by hurricane sandy. president obama signing a $55 billion aid package in emergency relief. in syria, an unprecedented mass murder much civilians, the bodies of 65 people found near a river, some with their hands tied behind their backs. >>> toyota is recalling 1 million of its kroel las and lexus sedans manufactured between 2001 and 2004 because the air bags can improperly inflate. in japan, a major airliner is reporting it replaced batteries of dreamliner jet liner ten times before they were gounded earlier this month. >>> another black eye for baseball. new york yankees star alex rodriguez is among seven major leaguers who bought performance enhancing drugs as recently as last year. >>> we want to take you back to the big story we've been following this morning. the committee hearing taking place on what to do about gun violence in ameri
FOX Business
Jan 28, 2013 9:00pm EST
obamacare that is how they got the majority in the 2010 election. >> it's the economy. liz: david and julia. we appreciate your time. thank you for watching. have a good evening. we about te again? "the willis report" is on the case. all of that and more comg up. but first, to our top story. immigration reform. or is it amnesty? bipartisan senators reviewing their plan for immigration reform. critics are wondering if this path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants in the united states is actually a fast-track umc. wh more can we have chris stirewalt,. >> welcome as always, it's in the details. that's what counts. in 2,702,000 page bill. it just tells me that that is a very convenient pretext. gerri: we will have a lot of debate on us. taking a look at this list, you have to verify everything that happens. enforce new hiring procedures, a farm worker program and better tracking of defense. will the president accept this? he is announcing his plan tomorrow, or will he insist on his own list of priorities when it comes to immigration? >> what we will see is right now this is, as you poi
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
out the bubbly just yet. we got word the economy shrunk for the first time in 3 1/2 years. stuart varney will make sense of all this. he is anchor of "varney & company" on the fox business network. stuart, what do you make of that. >> it is not always true that economic performance is directly mirrored on the stock market. in fact you have a classic example today. let me start with the very dismal news on the economy. in the last three months of last year, our economy shrunk, contracted at annualized rate of .1%. back then we were staring tax increases in the face. there was the fiscal cliff coming right at us. consumer sentiment was in a tailspin. and weak holiday sales. add it all up, and you have got a contraction of the economy at the end of last year. okay? you've got a contraction. right now, just a few short weeks later, what you've got is a near-record high for the stock market. the dow is closing in on an all-time high. that is because the housing market is recovering. that is still true, despite the slippage in the economy. housing is recovering. most important, ben bern
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 2:00pm EST
we have less of it. the might of our military, the size of our economy, the influence of our diplomacy, and the creative energy of our people remains unrifle. no, it is because as the world has changed, so, too, have the levers of power that can most effectively shape international affairs. i have come to think of it like this -- truman and acheson were building the parthenon with classical geometry unclear lines. the colors were a handful of big institutions and alliances dominated by major powers, and that structure delivered unprecedented peace and prosperity. but time takes a toll even on the greatest benefits -- edifice, and we do need a new architecture for a new world. more frank gehry than formal greek. [laughter] think of it. some of his work might appear at first haphazard, but it is highly intentional and sophisticated. where once a few strong columns could hold up the weight of the world, today we need a dynamic mixture of materials and structures. american military and economic strength will remain the foundation of our global leadership, as we saw from the inter
MSNBC
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
with republicans over the economy which would quickly come to define his second term. today, he makes the case on immigration to business leaders, including ceos like steve case and monica lozano from his now disbanded jobs council and chief executives of coca-cola and yahoo!. he also meets with labor and progressive leaders. the meetings will focus on how immigration reform fits into his broader economic agenda. >>> homeland security secretary janet napolitano on monday brought that message to border security operations near san diego. >> our immigration system has been broken for far too long. time to fix it has come. time is of the essence. i believe the border is secure. i believe the border is a safe border. that's not to say that everything is 100%. >> today napolitano will visit the border in el paso, texas. the white house from the white house is immigration reform. yesterday the subject was guns with police officers behind him. the president called on congress to act. but then seemed to lower expectations for what will count in his head as a win. >> we don't have to agree on everythin
MSNBC
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
developing this morning, news that the economy unexpectedly contracted in the last quarter of 2012. most of it is a result of weaker expo exports, decreased military spending and other factors. we'll be keeping an eye on the markets this morning to see how they react to this. there was an expectation that there would be some slowdown in the economy, but an actual contraction did catch a bunch of analysts off guard. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. speaking of the economy and jobs, they continue to be issues. the public says they care most about. but it isn't dominating capitol hill. does that change today, by the way? but guns and immigration are taking up most of the political oxygen, just about an hour from now. the next phase of the fight begins on the gun issue. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords returns to capitol hill two years after she was seriously injured in the mass shooting that killed six people in arizona. she will be joined by her husband, mark kelly. they face off with wayne lapierre. it's the first senate hearing on gun violence. >> the only thing t
MSNBC
Feb 4, 2013 3:00am PST
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Feb 4, 2013 6:00am EST
and economy. on the right, it's now complete orthodoxy that do-gooder liberals, especially former representative barney frank, somehow caused the financial disaster by forcing helpless bankers to lend to those people." and they're all so threatening to filibuster the appointment of cordray. they just won't let this newbaunew bureau do its job. they don't want it around. >> this is one that we have to agree with krugman. he's right. the fact is that out of all -- without relitigating how we got into the financial crisis and all the rest of it, the fact is that a lot of bad stuff happened. they set up a consumer financial protection agency in order to protect consumers just the way we have various other agencies that protect consumers from other things. and it was passed in a law. and now the republicans are basically saying we're not going to confirm anybody. and i don't think that's sort of playing fair. >> i saw a piece the other day that talked about -- a conference i think that you were at in washington where bill kristol talked about you've got people looking back at how the r
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